Kid Konnection: Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout
Stink is stuck in the Polliwog swim class because he won’t stick his head underwater, while his sister is almost a Barracuda. It’s not that he doesn’t want to – he just can’t get past getting water up his nose the one time he tried. Then one day, a mutant blue frog licks Stink and he imagines he’s turning into a frog. All he wants to do is play in the mud and rain and he thinks his toes are becoming webbed. Could it be true?
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout, by Megan McDonald, is such a fun book! Stink is a great little boy with a big imagination and he’s sure to be a favorite among young readers. He’s got a problem – he’s scared to get his head wet – and figures out a way to deal with it. He just might inspire others to face their fears too!
Stink decides he wants to learn about frogs and works hard to get his facts right. I loved the way McDonald included some fun facts about frogs in this work of fiction. I even learned something – I never realized frogs make such distinctive sounds. Peter H. Reynolds‘ fabulous illustrations enhance this wonderful book. (Both the dust jacket and the cover of the book are adorable.)
After I finished Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout, I figured out that it’s the 8th book in a series. It certainly stands alone but I have a feeling young readers, especially boys, will want to explore the whole series.
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